Inverness Park, California

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Inverness Park
Unincorporated community
Towns of rural western Marin County. Inverness Park is in violet.
Towns of rural western Marin County. Inverness Park is in violet.
Inverness Park is located in California
Inverness Park
Inverness Park
Inverness Park is located in the US
Inverness Park
Inverness Park
Location in California
Coordinates: 38°03′50″N 122°49′22″W / 38.06389°N 122.82278°W / 38.06389; -122.82278Coordinates: 38°03′50″N 122°49′22″W / 38.06389°N 122.82278°W / 38.06389; -122.82278
Country United States
State California
County Marin
 • County Board District 4
Steve Kinsey
 • State Senate Mark Leno (D)
 • Assembly Marc Levine (D)
 • U. S. Congress Jared Huffman (D)[1]
Elevation[2] 148 ft (45 m)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 94956
Area codes 415/628
FIPS code 06-36630
GNIS feature ID 1658828

Inverness Park is a small unincorporated community in Marin County, California.[2] It is located 1 mile (1.6 km) west-southwest of Point Reyes Station,[3] at an elevation of 148 feet (45 m).[2]

Inverness Park is located between the communities of Point Reyes Station and Inverness. The community uses Point Reyes Station's post office.

It stretches for the three or four miles (6 km) from Limantour Road, north along Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, hugging the western edge of Tomales Bay. It is immediately adjacent to the Point Reyes National Seashore.


Development began in 1909.[3]

Original population included many Portuguese and Italian immigrants who worked the land. At least two fish hatcheries existed in the area until about 50 years ago.

Originally a few isolated houses, Inverness Park expanded in the 1950s as a failed developer's pipe dream called Noren Estates.[citation needed] A later, more successful housing expansion in the steep hills called Paradise Ranch Estates more than doubled the population. A product of David Adams Real Estate, Paradise Ranch Estates sold parcels with views of the Pacific Ocean and Tomales Bay. Paradise Ranch Estates was plagued by problems relating to its roads and availability of water.[citation needed] As the Adams family moved out of ownership, residents assumed the task of road improvement and maintenance. After the floods of January 4, 1982, a municipal water supply was hooked up.[citation needed]

In the fires of October 1995, forty-eight homes on the ridges of Paradise Ranch Estates burned, including that of singer Jesse Colin Young.


  1. ^ "California's 2nd Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved March 8, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Inverness Park
  3. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 645. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.